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What to expect at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.

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For more than 95 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City has been providing world-class orthopaedic care to children in the Intermountain West (including Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico; and Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico), regardless of the families' ability to pay. We treat a wide range of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders in a safe, supportive and high-tech setting, with a family-centered care approach. Every member of our exemplary medical staff – as well as our multidisciplinary professional team – is dedicated to helping children achieve their best quality of life.

Within the wide range of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders we treat, we are particularly sought out for our expertise in spine conditions, hip disorders, neuromuscular abnormalities (such as cerebral palsy, myopathies, neuropathies and Down syndrome), angular deformities – both congenital and traumatic (such as limb length deformity), and rare congenital syndromes with orthopaedic implications. Our specialists also provide superior fracture care.

Our partnership with the University of Utah Orthopaedic Group has allowed for additional resources, research partnerships and more comprehensive care for our patients. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City has been ranked as a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report in the category of pediatric orthopedic hospitals seven years running: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Our multidisciplinary departments:

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Hand and upper extremity disorders

Lower extremity disorders

Spine disorders

Muscular/neuromuscular/inflammatory disorders

Specific orthopaedic disorders

Collaborative approach to orthopaedic care

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is a place where hope and healing come together. Through our innovative care, we instill confidence and teach our patients there are no limits to what they can do. Our patients and their families benefit from the expertise of our multidisciplinary team and their dedication to serving your needs. Our hospital staff helps ensure patients receive an optimal outcome by providing all aspects of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic care, including surgery, nursing services, therapy, treatment and care management, in a family-centered environment.

Meet our team

Kristen L. Carroll, M.D., Chief of Staff
John A. Heflin, M.D.
Theresa Hennessey, M.D.
Douglas Hutchinson, M.D.
Shaun Machen, M.D.
Stephen Santora, M.D.
Angela A. Wang, M.D.
Marcella Woiczik, M.D.
Chris Makarewich, M.D.
Joshua Klatt, M.D.